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Nairobi

[ nahy-roh-bee ]
/ naɪˈroʊ bi /
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noun
a city in and the capital of Kenya, in the SW part.
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British Dictionary definitions for Nairobi

Nairobi
/ (naɪˈrəʊbɪ) /

noun
the capital of Kenya, in the southwest, at an altitude of 1650 m (5500 ft): founded in 1899; became capital in 1905; commercial and industrial centre; the Nairobi National Park (a game reserve) is nearby. Pop: 2 818 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Nairobi

Nairobi
[ (neye-roh-bee) ]

Capital of Kenya and largest city in the country, located in southern Kenya.

notes for Nairobi

It was the capital of British East Africa — Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, and Zanzibar (see Tanzania) — from 1905 until the colonies became independent in the early 1960s.

notes for Nairobi

Nairobi is a center for tourist safaris.
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